The First Interview – Paranoia #409999

Posted on January 20, 2011


They ask that he name two things in the world that bother him.
Pigs and drama, he tells them.
That’s nice, they say, but we want more.
He asks them what more they could want.
Well, they say, we want to see how you cry. We want to see this very badly.
He asks them if they mean that they want him to cry like a dog.
Like a dying dog, they laugh.
The request is so strange that he cannot help but laugh with them, a forceful laughter that makes him think snouts have grown on their faces.  They begin to snort and now he can make out their wide, pointy ears and how they hold their jiggling bellies with hooves.